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July 9, 2015

SIGNAL: The Life Magazine of Nazi Germany

posted by author and historian Charles McCain http://charlesmccain.com/2015/07/signal-the-life-magazine-of-nazi-germany-2/ 1 August 1943, a helpful German soldier showing a copy of Signal in Greek to an orthodox resident of the ancient monastic state...

May 7, 2015

Gallant RAF Pilot Who Went Down in the Channel and Perished

www.charlesmccain.com   posted by author Charles McCain Lest We Forget Almost 100 trained fighter pilots from Czechoslovakia made their way to Great Britain after the Germans invaded their country and...

April 15, 2015

World War 2 Ordinary marbles which led to World War Two’s Dambusters to go on sale for £600

posted by author and historian Charles McCain  www.charlesmccain.com   A World War Two RAF Avro Lancaster bomber aircraft, complete with Guy Gibson’s serial number of AJG from 617 ‘Dambuster’ Squadron,...

March 31, 2015

British Imperturbability: Grenadiers Guards Under Fire At Dunkirk

posted by author Charles McCain   www.charlesmccain.com The Grenadier Guards rehearse for Trooping the Colour to celebrate the Queen’s birthday on June 12. Captain Alex Rawlins inspecting the men of *Nijmegen...

March 19, 2015

Badly Wounded Often Exchanged in World War Two

Churchill tank of 7th Royal Tank Regiment, 31st Tank Brigade, supporting infantry of 8th Royal Scots during Operation ‘Epsom’, 28 June 1944. (photo courtesy Imperial War Museum) Excerpts from account...

January 5, 2011

Our CBS Radio News Man in Berlin Endures an Air Raid

One of the best sources of information about daily life in the Third Reich is “Assignment to Berlin” by Harry Flannery, CBS Radio Correspondent sent to Berlin.

November 12, 2010

A Good Dog Story From World War Two

I love dogs. Years back when I lived in a house in Florida, I had two wonderful golden retrievers who were my constant companions. One of the most endearing qualities...

November 3, 2010

An Alphabet Soup of Confusion: Torpedo Craft in World War Two

[Crossposted from CharlesMcCain.com] PT Boats, MTBs, E-Boats, S-Boots, Torpedo boats all blend together as generic terms for some type of small, fast torpedo craft. US Navy Patrol Torpedo boats were...

October 13, 2010

“All hands abandon ship!”

[Crossposted from CharlesMcCain.com] The most tragic moments in the lives of both merchant sailors and navy sailors in World War Two are the stories of the men who survived the...

October 6, 2010

The Most Versatile Plane of World War Two Was Made of Wood

[Crossposted from CharlesMcCain.com] From my novel, An Honorable German:   Behind him the Beau Sejour disintegrated, its wooden splinters cutting down the sentries and anyone else close by. There had...

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